How to find good poker products

Poker is a game that is popular all around the world, and for many good reasons.

If you are interested in playing poker for the first time, it is important that you are aware of the supplies you will need to play. If you are planning on having people over consistently, it is even more important that you buy reliable products. Pricing for items used in poker and gambling in general can vary rather widely from one supplier to the next, which is why it is important that you do your own research first. Also, be sure to pick a budget that you are okay with spending so that you don’t overspend on items that you really don’t need.

What You Need to Play

Cards are the most important thing that is needed to play a game of poker, but are the easiest to find as well.  Although most people don’t believe it, there is a difference when it comes to card quality. A cheap set of cards will wear out significantly faster than a more expensive set. When it comes to cards, you really do get what you pay for.

Poker Chips are the next most important thing to have, and these can also vary in price. When it comes to these chips, as long as the colors are distinct, any set of chips will work. You just have to make sure that you are able to tell the difference between bets to avoid confusion.

Buying a solid playing surface is also necessary for a good game of poker. Some look for a poker-specific table while others look for ones that have more than one function. Be sure to find one that fits your needs, otherwise you may end up paying much more for a table that does things you don’t need it to.

Always remember that poker is about having fun. Just make sure that the supplies you buy last so that you don’t end up buying cheap items all of the time.


Interesting session

My favorite three donk moves. Two are live play from the 2/5 $200 max at the Bellagio. The third one is online.

First hand. I played by my brother CooperMc last Spring. Some quick back ground, he had never played live NL before and he was a total rock for the first hour we have played at the table. We had been at the table for an hour and this was the first hand he had raised.

UTG raises to $15 two callers. CooperMc raises from the button to $75. Gets called by the preflop raisor who starts the hand with $150 or so. Flop is J88. Villian checks, CooperMc pushs all in. The guy shrugs and calls. At the Bellagio you have to turn your cards over when you are all in.

CooperMc shows AA villian KQo. The look on CooperMc’s face was priceless, I dont think the players at the table intimidated him after that.

Second hand.  Another hand I didnt play but got to see and laugh at.

Limped preflop. Flop is ATT, UTG bets, MP raises, the button shakes his head and and pushs all in. Bettor folds, raisor calls. Button had limped with KK had $5 invested out of his $200 buy in. Ummm what did you think you had beat? Raisor shows KTo and KK misses his one out.

Third hand. This guy won the hand, but I could not believe how badly he played it. $100 NL at Full Tilt Poker. I get KK in MP. UTG min-raises, a couple of folds, I raise to 6x the BB, UTG is the only caller.

The flop comes Q33 rainbow. He bets full pot into me, I think for a minute. 33 is unlikely. QQ is definitely possible for this donk, but I won’t believe him until given more evidence. Turn 7. He checks, I’m sure he’s not on QQ now and bet 1/2 pot, he calls. River Q for a board of Q337Q. He checks, I consider value betting but can’t imagine what would call that I’m beating, so I check behind. He shows QJo


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